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This thread was archived on 16 March 2010 by Calebchiam.

GUISE. Check this out:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3610/kooli.png

We're the second search suggestion, after RuneScape itself. Same goes for Bing:

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8223/koool.png

And Bing DECIDES. So Bing is DECIDING that WE'RE one of the MOST RELATIVE SEARCH for what you're looking for. This means that, although we may not be the first search RESULT, we are the first search SUGGESTION. — Enigma 21:03, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

Oh my GOD that's AMAZING. --Iiii I I I 21:08, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

Naaaaiiiissss! But It's Not Google... Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 21:38, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

But I've noticed that in those search suggestions, people often search "wiki" to shorten "wikipedia". Try it for anything, even if it doesn't have a wiki. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 21:48, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

I was about to say that. Don't get ahead of yourselves, guys. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 00:22, February 9, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah. And let's remember that if you've typed "runescape", it isn't going to come up with "runescape runehq", etc. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 05:02, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

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We beat RuneHQ also. I wouldn't know how to compare us to Zybez and tip it since they don't start with r. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 09:23, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

And on Yahoo...

rswyahoosearchresults.png

Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 16:38, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

What happens when you type RuneScape and hit enter. Are we still number 2?

Bonziiznob Talk

16:48, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

Google trends might be more reliable, or they may not. Ryan PM 16:52, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4851/runesearchongoogle.png

Heh, this is what I found when looking up "rune" on the google search bar on my Machbook Pro. --WildWings20 20:44, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

That's the same as the image Yanks posted... Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 21:28, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3559/picture9t.jpg Not to be Debby Downer or anything. scoot4.pngscooties 22:15, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

And that is on my macbook. We aren't even there. scoot4.pngscooties 22:16, February 9, 2010 (UTC)
Umm, yes we are. Look at the very top item. I'm a regular user and I approve this message.  TLUL Talk - Contribs 23:28, February 9, 2010 (UTC) 
That's just his search history. Fishing.png NnK Oliver (600613) talk 23:42, February 9, 2010 (UTC)
That's his browser noticing that the third suggestion matches almost exactly his previous search, so it's providing that instead. My browser does that too (e.g. If I search for "wow", it will not show "wow wiki" in the suggestions if it sees "wow wikia" in the search history). I'm a regular user and I approve this message.  TLUL Talk - Contribs 21:31, February 10, 2010 (UTC) 

This is what happens when typing in "Runescape" on other Google sites:

Canada, UK, Australia.

All of them are the 3rd result, rather than the second.

Here are the search results:

Canada, #5, USA, #5, Australia, #5, and you get the idea..They're all the same.

On Ask.com, we're aren't even on the search suggestions, but our site appears on the second page 1st page, 2nd page.

Fishing.png NnK Oliver (600613) talk 23:39, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

Shows how sad most Danes are ;) FredeTalk 17:38, February 10, 2010 (UTC)

XD Chicken7 >talk 05:57, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

RuneGoogleNz.png :D over 1.5 million hits Twig Talk 772kZGs.png 04:02, February 12, 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't that mean that there are 1.5m pages on the internet that contain the 2 words "RuneScape" and "wiki"?? Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 05:24, February 12, 2010 (UTC)
988bbb1d.png .-. Twig Talk 772kZGs.png 05:29, February 12, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - C.ChiamTalk 08:59, March 16, 2010 (UTC)